The 2019 Sugar Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2019.[5] It was the 85th edition of the Sugar Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Allstate insurance company, the game was officially known as the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl
CFP New Year's Six
85th Sugar Bowl
1234 Total
Texas 101008 28
Georgia 07014 21
DateJanuary 1, 2019
Season2018
StadiumMercedes-Benz Superdome
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
MVPSam Ehlinger (QB, Texas)[1]
FavoriteGeorgia by 11[2]
RefereeMike Mothershed (Pac-12)
Attendance71,449[3]
PayoutUS$40 million to each team[4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN and ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Sean McDonough (play-by-play)
Todd Blackledge (analyst)
Holly Rowe (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Nielsen ratings7.3 (13.30 million viewers)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Deportes
AnnouncersRoberto Abramowitz, Jerry Olaya
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TeamsEdit

The Sugar Bowl matches the champions of the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference (SEC), unless a champion team is selected for the College Football Playoff, in which case another team from the same conference is invited.[6] Per that criteria, a matchup of Texas and Georgia was announced on December 2.[7] The two programs had previously met four times, with Texas having won three times (including the 1949 Orange Bowl) and Georgia winning once (the 1984 Cotton Bowl Classic).[8]

Texas LonghornsEdit

Texas lost the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game to Oklahoma, then became the Big 12 representative in the Sugar Bowl when Oklahoma was selected for the College Football Playoff.[7] Texas entered the bowl with a 9–4 record (7–2 in conference).

Georgia BulldogsEdit

Georgia lost the 2018 SEC Championship Game to Alabama, then became the SEC representative in the Sugar Bowl when Alabama was selected for the College Football Playoff.[7] Georgia entered the bowl with an 11–2 record (7–1 in conference).

Game summaryEdit

Texas defeated a heavily favored Georgia team 28-21. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger was named the game MVP.[9]





Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP TEX UGA
1 10:35 10 75 4:25 TEX Sam Ehlinger 2-yard touchdown run, Cameron Dicker kick good 7 0
1 6:05 4 6 1:29 TEX 37-yard field goal by Cameron Dicker 10 0
2 14:53 3 12 0:59 TEX Sam Ehlinger 9-yard touchdown run, Cameron Dicker kick good 17 0
2 9:03 12 75 5:50 UGA Brian Herrien 17-yard touchdown reception from Jake Fromm, Rodrigo Blankenship kick good 17 7
2 4:37 11 62 4:26 TEX 30-yard field goal by Cameron Dicker 20 7
4 11:49 14 70 5:37 TEX Sam Ehlinger 1-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good 28 7
4 10:25 6 67 1:15 UGA Mecole Hardman 3-yard touchdown reception from Jake Fromm, Rodrigo Blankenship kick good 28 14
4 0:14 5 72 0:56 UGA D'Andre Swift 5-yard touchdown reception from Jake Fromm, Rodrigo Blankenship kick good 28 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 28 21

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Longhorns 10 10 0 8 28
No. 5 Bulldogs 0 7 0 14 21
Statistics TEX UGA
First downs 20 20
Plays–yards 77–355 64–284
Rushes–yards 49–178 30–72
Passing yards 177 212
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 20–28–0 20–34–1
Time of possession 35:00 25:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 19/27, 169 yds
Rushing Tre Watson 18 car, 91 yds
Receiving Lil'Jordan Humphrey 7 rec, 67 yds
Georgia Passing Jake Fromm 20/34, 202 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Elijah Holyfield 12 car, 62 yds
Receiving Riley Ridley 5 rec, 61 yds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @JeffBarker_ (January 1, 2019). "Some new hardware for Sam Ehlinger. Sugar Bowl MVP" (Tweet). Retrieved January 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben (December 10, 2018). "Odds for every 2018-19 CFB bowl game". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ @ChuckCarltonDMN (January 1, 2019). "Sugar Bowl attendance announced as 71,449" (Tweet). Retrieved January 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Dosh, Kristi (January 1, 2018). "How College Football Playoff's Payouts Compare With BCS's: A Conference-By-Conference Breakdown". www.forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "2018-19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule". ESPN. May 2, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "College Football Update". allstatesugarbowl.org. November 26, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Howe, Jeff (December 2, 2018). "Georgia officially announced as Sugar Bowl opponent for Texas". 247sports.com.
  8. ^ "Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs football series games history list". winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Is Texas really back as a national contender after 10-win season and Sugar Bowl win?". star-telegram. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

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